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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 14 Feb 19

A new paper by archaeologists Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo addresses one of the longstanding mysteries of the monuments of Easter Island: their location.Four hundred of the statues, known as muai, are located miles away from where they were originally quarried, and sit on megalithic platforms, or ahu. An analysis of the locations of the ahu has led Hunt and Lipo to conclude that the statues were placed close to sources of fresh water — a scarce and precious commodity on the remote Pacific island.The issue of water availability (or the lack of it) has often been mentioned by researchers who work on …

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A new paper by archaeologists Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo addresses one of the longstanding mysteries of the monuments of Easter Island: their location.Four hundred of the statues, known as muai, are located miles away from where they were originally quarried, and sit on megalithic platforms, or ahu. An analysis of the locations of the ahu has led Hunt and …

Proximity to Resources Helps Explain Locations of Easter Island Monuments, a New Paper Argues Read More »


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